Weeknotes #3

It’s been a bit of a slow week this week, as I’ve been a bit under the weather. So here’s a short update on a few things I’ve been up to.

At the weekend I started working my way through editing what’s turned into a growing pile of photos I’ve been taking in recent months. I started with a trial of Affinity Photo to see what it’s like using a stripped down editor instead of Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop as although there’s a nicely reduced price photography bundle in Creative Suite, that’s still  a monthly payment I could do without, so £40 all in sounds like a good deal. I’ve been enjoying the workflow so far but I guess I should probably try out Lightroom again now I’ve had a bit more practice and make the comparison. You can see the results of a recent Creative Portraits shoot I did back in September up on 500px.

This week has been pretty busy work-wise so I haven’t done much reading, instead choosing to rack up the tabs in my browser ready to read at some point soon. I’ve been continuing with Wes Bos’ ES6 course, and have just covered a bit more about destructuring, which has helped explain some of the module loading methods I see throughout Origami.

Lastly, I’m probably not the only one to be a little disappointed by the recent updates announced from Apple yesterday. I guess I wasn’t really hoping for anything more, I just wasn’t expecting them to take a lot of things away – like swapping all the useful ports for USB-C. That combined with the price-hike because of the Brexit-induced crash in the £ means my hopes for a new MacBook Pro have been kiboshed. Now looking at other options that will allow me to do all the things I need from a new laptop, which includes considering an iPad Pro… for now I’ll just settle for having a lingering look at them in the Apple store this weekend.

See you next week!